July 5, 2013
The end of a long search...
The most important part of this publication, at least for me, was the photograph. I have been tracking down leads for years, most commonly the story of the image supposed to be in the Boy Scout Merit Badge Handbook on Fingerprinting. I have specialized on that portion of Thompson's career which involved measuring the height of Mt. Shasta by hand, and more specifically his having been responsibile for taking two mules to summit of Mt. Shasta with Tom Watson in 1883.
This is a rare (somewhat) and important Bio. of a dedicated American pioneer. Anyone with information specific to my work may contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org (adding new e-mail address)